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This year the Purdue Women in Agriculture Team periodically offers free educational webinars as an extension of the Women in Agriculture Conference. Below you will find a list of upcoming webinars and links to recordings of the past webinars. 

2018 Webinars
Planting for Pollinators
  • Regardless of whether you are a farmer, a home gardener or suburban resident you share in the responsibility of maintaining the health of our pollinators and in the opportunity to create an environment more favorable to both the pollinators and ourselves.  The careful selection and planting of specific site suitable plant materials on farms, right of ways, in home landscapes that can provide enhanced forage availability to pollinators.  Join Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension Educator, as he discusses how to create a pollinator habitat.
  • May 31, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar
Food Preservation: Canning & Drying for Beginners
  • Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round.  This webinar will provide an overview for safetly canning and drying foods including the basics of the necessary equipment, trusted sources for recipes and important food safety information.  Join Jane Horner, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator with Purdue Extension in Cass County as she explains all about preserving your bountiful harvest!
  • June 14, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar
Quick & Easy Meals to Take to the Field
  • In today's busy world, it's important for us to prepare fast, nutritious meals that appeal to our families and fit within the family budget.  But delicious, mobile, and appetizing meals don't just happen.  They have to be planned.  Learn how to plan and prepare delicious foods that are easily transported to working farmers with Atina Rozhon, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator in Jennings County.
  • August 21, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar
Buy Sell Agreements
  • Are you worried about transferring your farm or business to the next generation?  One tool you can use to help with this process is a buy sell agreement.  Learn about how to utilize a buy sell agreement through this webinar presented by Nick Held, Purdue Extension Educator and member of the Purdue Succession Planning Team.
  • September 20, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar
Thinking Through Your Family Finances
  • A webinar designed to help consumers better understand how they spend their money.  Join Nancy Manual, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator for Purdue Extension in Adams County as she sheds light on goal setting, wants & needs, making wise spending decisions, tracking expenses, and how to devise a spending plan.
  • October 18, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar
Grazing System Design
  • Grazing is more than letting your animals out to pasture.  Learn techniques to set up a sustainable grazing system from fencing to water to maintaining pastures from Elysia Rodgers, Purdue Extension Educator.
  • November 15, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar


Recorded Webinars

Herb Gardening
  • If you love to cook, especially with fresh herbs, then you might enjoy a culinary herb garden.  Nothing beats the flavor of freshly picked herbs in soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, pastas, salad and many other dishes.  During this webinar, Gina Anderson, ANR Extension Educator with Purdue Extension in Floyd County explains the steps to creating an amazing herb garden.
  • Link to Recording
Resistant Weed Management
  • Valerie Clingerman,Purdue Extension Educator, discussed integrated pest management strategies for the most common resistant weeds found in Indiana. 
  • Link to Recording
Dealing with Family Stress
  • What you've learned from past experiences can help you manage new stresses.  You cannot eliminate stress, but you can make choices about how you will use your resources in new situations.  Learn how to deal with family changes and demands with Alice Smith, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator with Purdue Extension in Jasper County.
  • Link to Recording
Why are Crop Budgets so Important?
  • Michael Langemeier, Professor within Purdue University Department of Agriculture Economics, discussed corn and soybean crop budgets, and the relative profitability of corn and soybeans. 
  • The 2018 Crop Budgets can be found in the second link below.
  • Link to Recording
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When Death Happens - Helping Farm Families Get their Affairs in Order
  • When a family member passes away, it is usually a very difficult time emotionally for family members.  This difficult time can become even more frustrating when heirs begin to settle their loved one's estate if the farm and personal records are in disarray or non-existent.  David Marrison, Ohio State University Extension,  discussed a way for families to prevent the frustration from developing.
  • Link to Recording
What Is It Worth If You Stay on the Farm?
  • John Baker, Iowa State University Beginning Farmer Center, discussed the perennial problem in farm business succession planning; determining the value of the contribution of the in-business heir to the wealth of the owners of the business.  All too often the value of the contribution is either ignored or undervalued.  Thus the in-business heir must purchase the value of the wealth created and left in the estate.  This often leads to failure of the business and alienation of the family.
  • Link to Recording
Indiana Grown
  • Suzi Spahr, Program Manager - Indiana Grown, discussed how the Indiana Grown program has helped market and promote Hoosier produce and products throughout the state.
  • Link to Recording
Agronomic Plant Pathology 101: Identifying Disease in the Field
  • Britt Reese, Purdue Extension Educator - ANR in Clinton Co. discussed how to diagnosis common diseases in corn.
  • Link to Recording
What Women in Agriculture Need to Know about Personal Finance
  • Barbara O'Neill, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, provided an overvieww of the five key personal finance topics that need to be addressedd by farm family women, especially those who rely solely on farm earnings as their source of income and lack any off-farm employer income and benefit plans.
  • Link to Recording
Diagnosing Plant Diseases for the Average Person
  • If you enjoy gardening and have experienced the unexpected death of a beloved plant or have noticed some symptoms that have caught your eye, then you will find this webinar presented by Amanda Dickson, Purdue Extension Educator, useful.
  • Link to Recording
Maximizing on the Generations in Your Family Farm
  • Purdue Extension Educator Courtney Stierwalt advised families on communicating and understanding different generations within their family business or farm during this webinar.  
  • Link to Recording